Australian Open announces golfer Scott, Ogilvy as starters of competition

13:19, June 03, 2010      

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Australian champion golfer Adam Scott and Geoff Ogilvy on Thursday have been confirmed as starters for this year's Australian Open at The Lakes Club in December.

The pair will be joined at The Lakes in Sydney by five-time champion Greg Norman.

Dual British Open winner Norman was in Sydney on Thursday morning to prepare for an elaborate speech at the Australian Open.

Norman will make his comeback from a shoulder problem at the British Open and has committed to a handful of other tournaments this year.

Injury forced him out of last years's Australian Open, but Norman, who last won the tournament in 1996, was excited at the prospect of playing at the The Lakes.

"Both The Lakes as a venue and the Australian Open as a tournament are special to me in that they are both and integral part of my career," 55-year-old Norman told Australian Associated Press.

Scott, who has scored a five-shot victory in 2009 and followed up by claiming the Texas Open last month, will be looking to win his second Australian Open.

Ogilvy, who has won the season opening SBS Championship on the U.S. PGA Tour, is still searching for his maiden national championship.

The Australian Open is one of the principal annual golf tournaments on the PGA Tour of Australasia. The event was first played in 1904 and takes place toward the end of each year.



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